• The Chamber to host Midwest Cybersecurity & Tech Summit

  • Moorhead, Minn. (July 13, 2022) – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber, along with 24 co-hosting chambers across Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota, are proud to bring the Midwest Cybersecurity & Technology Summit to our region. The summit will be livestreamed across the Upper Midwest from the Delta by Marriott in Fargo, North Dakota. The day will feature keynote addresses and panels of national experts and industry leaders in the realm of cybersecurity and technology. Palo Alto Networks, a global leader in cybersecurity out of California, will be delivering the keynote address, followed by a New Frontier panel and a Tech Integration panel. This summit’s presenting sponsor is Dakota Carrier Network.
    The New Frontier panel will provide insight into various emerging technologies including cryptocurrency, unmanned aerial systems and cybersecurity. The Tech Integration panel will feature the nexus that technology has with various industries including agriculture, healthcare, energy, finance and military. The following speakers represent multiple major industries and areas of expertise and will discuss business attacks, remote workforce, emerging tech, national security, consumer safety, cryptocurrency and much more.
    Keynote Address - Cybersecurity
    Palo Alto Networks
    Panel 1: New Frontier
    Arctic Wolf – Cybersecurity (invited)
    Bitzero – Cryptocurrency (invited)
    William Panos, Director, North Dakota Department of Transportation – Unmanned Aerial Systems
    Panel 2: Tech Integration
    Ryan GoellnerEVP of Technology and Project Management, Gate City Bank (Invited)
    Dan InmanVP & Chief Information Security Officer, Minnkota Power Cooperative
    Maj Dan Sly119 CF, Commander, North Dakota Air National Guard, 119th Wing
    Bushel - Agriculture (Invited)
    WEX - Healthcare & Telemedicine (Invited)

    Event Wrap Up
    Shawn Riley, Chief Information Officer, State of North Dakota
    “Integration, innovation and security across Midwestern industries are crucial to sustaining our region's competitive advantage, as well as our everyday life as we know it,” said FMWF Chamber President & CEO Shannon Full. “Our communities must prioritize new technology and innovation to remain stable and secure. Whether it be in the supply chain, in the warehouse, in the storefront, on the roads or in the skies, new technology is all around us and industry leaders must continue to understand, properly utilize and advance these technologies. We are looking forward to having so many great minds and influential companies at this summit to have a deep discussion on the matter. Please join us for this crucial discussion.”
    The Midwest Cybersecurity Summit is one part of a four-part series that brings together leaders and experts for crucial conversations on significant regional topics:
    Cybersecurity (Aug 2) | Energy (Nov 1) | Economic Outlook (2/8 2023) | Agriculture (Q2 2023)
    Event information, livestream and in-person registration
    $45 – In person at the Delta by Marriott Fargo or livestream access
    Sponsorship opportunities are still available
    All members of the media are invited to attend the event in person or to view online. The Chamber happily encourages the use of photos and video clips in stories or recaps; event recording will be available upon request. Please do not publicly share the event stream or recording in its entirety.
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